Senators Say Moving Ahead with Keystone XL is Long Overdue



President Trump’s decision to move ahead with the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access oil line got the support Tuesday from Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford.

“The completion of these important pipelines is long overdue and great news for domestic energy producers, our economy and our national security,” said the Senator in a statement issued after Trump’s decision. “Keystone XL and Dakota Access will create thousands of jobs across the country and in Oklahoma as we take a crucial step toward energy independence.”

Inhofe, a former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said he looks forward to working with President Trump to “remove the regulatory barriers that have hindered the buildout of our nation’s energy infrastructure.”

Senator Lankford offered much the same support, stating he applauded the executive actions regarding both the Keystone Xl and Dakota Access pipelines.

“There has been an open and methodical process for both projects and now it’s time to move ahead,” said Sen. Lankford. “The Obama administration delayed the Keystone XL Pipeline for years, even though his own State Department said it had no significant impact on climate.”

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